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Q+A with Oh My Sweet Land Scenic Designer Mariana Sanchez

Oh My Sweet Land scenic designer, Mariana Sanchez, faces an exciting challenge: creating a design concept for the diverse range of kitchen spaces throughout NYC in which this production will be performed. This week, we chatted with her about this process. What is your typical design process like and how will it change with this unique […]

Tags: Mariana Sanchez, New York City, NYC, Oh My Sweet Land, PlayCo, set design, site-specific theatre, The Play Company, theater

Jun 26, 2017
U.S.

Conversation with Oh My Sweet Land’s Line Producer Lucy Jackson

Our next production, Oh My Sweet Land, is a unique production that will be taking place in home kitchens and community spaces throughout the five boroughs. How is this possible to execute? We sat down with the production’s Line Producer, Lucy Jackson, to discuss the process of bringing intimate stories into private spaces, the challenges […]

Tags: lucy jackson, New York City, NYC, Oh My Sweet Land, site-specific theatre, theater, theatre

Jun 15, 2017
U.S.

PlayCo Produces OH MY SWEET LAND in a Home Near You

This coming fall The Play Company is producing the U.S. premier of Oh My Sweet Land, written and directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi. We can’t wait to introduce you to the work of this incredible theatre artist. Over the next few months, we’ll be using the Hub to explore some of the play’s themes that […]

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Tags: Amir Nizar Zuabi, Oh My Sweet Land, Site Specific, Syria, The Play Company

Jun 8, 2017
Middle East

CABARET GOURMET: CHEFS, RESTAURANTS, PURVEYORS, AND MORE! (Part 2)

Cabaret Gourmet, PlayCo’s annual gala that brings together fine food and art, is one week away! Continuing our profiles on the chefs, restaurants, and vendors that will be at this event, we have some more great eats for you to check out! To to get a taste of these delicious places and more, join us […]

In: Special Events

Tags: Cabaret Gourmet, New York City, NYC, PlayCo

Apr 17, 2017
U.S.

Cabaret Gourmet: Chefs, Restaurants, Purveyors, and More!

On April 24, PlayCo will be hosting our annual gala, Cabaret Gourmet, a celebration of great food and fine art! This year, we have some incredible chefs, restaurants, and vendors joining us. Here is a sneak peak of a few of the participants! GABRIEL KREUTHER During the first decade of his career, Gabriel Kreuther created […]

In: Special Events

Tags: Cabaret Gourmet, New York City, NYC, PlayCo

Apr 10, 2017
U.S.

Responding to Tragedy: Narrative Art

For the final installation of our series “Responding to Tragedy,” we look at different narrative methods of documenting and memorializing atrocity. Artistic expression has always been used as a tool for healing and remembrance. But how can pieces accurately express the complexity of a tragedy instead of creating a neat, universal narrative? Below are a few […]

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Tags: Cambodia, Chile, PlayCo, Poland, Responding to Tragedy, Rwanda, Villa

Apr 3, 2017
Chile

Responding to Tragedy: Museums of Memory

For the third part in our series “Responding to Tragedy,” that examines different methods of remembering and memorializing the past, we explore “Museums of Memory.” Museums can be used as spaces on reflection, education, and tangible documentation of atrocities. However, historicizing tragedy is just as vital a task as it is difficult. Here are a […]

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Tags: Argentina, Chile, Germany, PlayCo, Responding to Tragedy, Rwanda, Villa

Mar 27, 2017
Chile

Responding to Tragedy: Memorials and Monuments

Continuing our series “Responding to Tragedy” in which we explore various artistic approaches to rebuilding memory, we look this week at memorials and monuments. In communities that have experienced terror and destruction, it is almost impossible to build tangible sites that will adequately depict this loss. How can this feeling of absence be evoked? Who […]

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Tags: PlayCo, Responding to Tragedy

Mar 16, 2017
Poland

Responding to Tragedy: The Use of Comedy in Exploring Conflict

Beginning our new series “Responding to Tragedy” in which we examine different artistic methods of remembering and memorializing the past, we look this week at the use of comedy in response to tragedy. What is the place of comedy in exploring tragic events? When thinking about rebuilding memory in conflict and post-conflict societies, laughter is […]

In: Responding to Tragedy

Tags: Guillermo Calderón, PlayCo, Responding to Tragedy, Villa

Mar 8, 2017
U.S.

Q+A with Villa Playwright and Director Guillermo Calderón

This week we sat down with Guillermo Calderón, the playwright and director of Villa, to discuss how theatre can be used to explore tragic events. Villa opens March 1 at The Wild Project. For more information, please visit: http://playco.org/plays/villa/ So, what was on your mind when you sat down to write Villa? I want to write, in […]

Tags: Guillermo Calderón, PlayCo, Villa

Feb 24, 2017
New York